MS 70-293

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Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure

Cost: $125 USD (Varies according to country)
Questions: 50 approx.
Pass Marks: 700/1000
Validity: Lifetime
Duration: 120 minutes( up to 210 minutes for non-English countries)

Credit toward certification

When you pass the Planning and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Network Infrastructure exam, you achieve Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) status. You also earn credit toward the following certifications:
•Core credit toward Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) on Windows Server 2003 certification

Skills Being Measured
This certification exam measures your ability to plan and maintain a Windows Server 2003 network infrastructure.

Planning and Implementing Server Roles and Server Security

  • Configure security for servers that are assigned specific roles.
  • Plan a secure baseline installation.
  • Plan security for servers that are assigned specific roles. Roles might include domain controllers, Web servers, database servers, and mail servers.
  • Evaluate and select the operating system to install on computers in an enterprise.

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining a Network Infrastructure

  • Plan a TCP/IP network infrastructure strategy.
  • Plan and modify a network topology.
  • Plan an Internet connectivity strategy.
  • Plan network traffic monitoring. Tools might include Network Monitor and System Monitor.
  • Troubleshoot connectivity to the Internet.
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP addressing.
  • Plan a host name resolution strategy.
  • Plan a NetBIOS name resolution strategy.
  • Troubleshoot host name resolution.

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Routing and Remote Access

  • Plan a routing strategy.
  • Plan security for remote access users.
  • Implement secure access between private networks.
  • Troubleshoot TCP/IP routing. Tools might include the route, tracert, ping, pathping, and netsh commands and Network Monitor.

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Server Availability

  • Plan services for high availability.
  • Plan a high-availability solution that uses Network Load Balancing.
  • Identify system bottlenecks, including memory, processor, disk, and network related bottlenecks.
  • Implement a cluster server.
  • Manage Network Load Balancing. Tools might include the Network Load Balancing Monitor Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in and the WLBS cluster control utility.
  • Plan a backup and recovery strategy.

Planning and Maintaining Network Security

  • Configure network protocol security.
  • Configure security for data transmission.
  • Plan for network protocol security.
  • Plan secure network administration methods.
  • Plan security for wireless networks.
  • Plan security for data transmission.
  • Troubleshoot security for data transmission. Tools might include the IP Security Monitor MMC snap-in and the Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) MMC snap-in.

Planning, Implementing, and Maintaining Security Infrastructure.

  • Configure Active Directory directory service for certificate publication.
  • Plan a public key infrastructure (PKI) that uses Certificate Services.
  • Plan a framework for planning and implementing security.
  • Plan a security update infrastructure. Tools might include Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer and Microsoft Software Update Services.

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